There are very few blogs I follow, but there are a few I skim occasionally. In the latter category is a blog called Wall Street Playboys. Some of the posts made my bullshit sensor overheat, though, due to the frequently displayed naivety and some rather obvious contradictions. For instance, according to their online personae they are "ballers" and can afford to spend half the year abroad. On the other hand, they warn people that living it up in some South American cities can be expensive, which is why you should "pre-game", i.e. drink at your place. Baller enough to maintain two residences, but when it comes to drinks you suddenly need to watch where your benjamins go? But let's ignore that for now.
More interesting than some of their articles are the comments they are getting, albeit it is not always easy to tell whether people post some nonsense in an attempt to bust the balls of the Wall St. Playboys, or whether they are serious. Here is one example that is very relevant to pickup (side note: there is quite some overlap between the mindset needed to become financially stable and having a decent sex life, but that may be a topic for another day).
So, "G Money" writes the following, as a response to a blog post with the title Money Changes Your Life in which we learn how one evolves as human being when reaching certain financial thresholds:
Let that sink in for a moment, and think how this relates to picking up women. Stop reading for a moment now, and really think about it.
I hope this was easy. The underlying problem is the "quick fix" mentality. Unlike a ten minute Hollywood montage, any skill worth having requires a significant amount of preparation and training. To be totally blunt: if you have achieved nothing in life, know about your weaknesses (!), and are nonetheless lazy and feel entitled enough to think that there is "one weird trick" that solves all your issues, then I don't think you can be helped anymore. You don't get to make six figures just like that, just like you won't be able to suddenly get lots of women, just because you think you deserve it.
Of course, you can now say that I'm picking a target that is too easy. However, I have met plenty of people, in real life, and online, who had nothing to offer but believed there must be some way to get laid like a rock star. Heck, the seduction community was full of those guys. They would work on their "game" and ignore their fundamentals, thus ensuring that they will never get anywhere. This directly relates to someone who is "uneducated, unattractive, unskilled". Instead of looking for a quick fix, change what you can change. Is it a better choice to invest a few years to get some marketable skills, or to try your hand at affiliate marketing online? Is it a better choice to lose weight and fix your wardrobe, or to remain the fat and poorly dressed slob you are and hope that some hot chick for whatever reason "likes you for who you are", even though you like hot chicks because they are hot? Hot chicks don't fuck ugly losers, just as nobody will pay you $100k/year if you can't offer anything in exchange.
In the end, all of this only shows that too many people are unwilling to think in the long term, and too insecure to change themselves. Of course, if you're overweight, then wanting to lose weight could easily be interpreted as an admission that you were simply not attractive at all. That is a tough pill to swallow for some people.
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